Tag Archives: Ethics

Community is what we make it.

If there is one question that stands out since I started publicly identifying as atheist, this has to be it: “What about the community?”. Church binds us together, it ensures that no-one is passed over or falls through the cracks. … Continue reading

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The Divergent Effects of Heaven and Hell

One of the earliest lessons that I learned about religion that didn’t come from religion was that you can’t trust a priest. This is not to say that there are no priests who deserve trust; I mean it rather in … Continue reading

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Shame

It is also because Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless … Continue reading

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Witches

There has been an ongoing thing among people attending skeptic conferences (and people reading about them) about inappropriate behavior towards women. I have not managed to follow the entire saga, but even what I have followed is too much to … Continue reading

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Abortion

(via MoveOn*) There are alot of things which should not be political but are. Issues where the opinions of morality, justice or even physics do not weigh evenly on both sides. The reason that these issues become political is very … Continue reading

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The importance of friendly fire

Took me a little while longer to get caught up on this than I’d hoped, but it’s important. Atheists are very much like any other group in that we are composed of humans.  Consequently, while I would argue that the … Continue reading

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The way we walk

Crommunist Manifesto has an excellent bit on what it means to belong to a group that is perceived as a threat. It is well worth a read, not only because of the depth of his perspective, but also the eloquence … Continue reading

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